Good Night, and Good Luck

Good Night, and Good Luck

When I first arrived in Washington D.C., I came with a passion for politics and not much else (well, I did have two giant suitcases, but I'm talking metaphorically here). I thought politics was interesting, but had no idea what I wanted to do for a career, nor did I know many specifics about the U.S. Government for that matter.  After this semester working for the U.S. Department of Commerce, I have solidified my goals and dreams to spend my career working in public service for the U.S. Government. Ultimately, I have a desire to work on legislation within Congress, hopefully even running for office one day.

 

More than just establishing my career goals, I've created some lifelong friendships and memories through TWC that I will remember for the rest of my life. I will be forever grateful for the opportunity to learn from many different mentors.


During this semester, I have grown so much as a person, something I truly believe was only possible because of my being in D.C. I was forced to be more responsible and grow professionally. When you wake up every morning and work 9-6, it really makes you put your life in perspective. Yes, I could've "grown up" at college, but by being here, I now have how a new look on things. I'm going back with a new resume, better writing and networking skills, knowledge of how to write a mind-blowing cover letter, and a personal mission statement I'll read every day.

 

I will go back to school next semester and then again for another year. Things will slowly go back to my old routine, but I will never forget the things I learned here or the people who helped teach me. I'll go back to school with a new sense of maturity. I will surprise people with my commitment to policy issues, a commitment I hadn't previously been able to justify with knowledge. I will study harder because I know I need a high GPA to get into the graduate school I want.

 

But I'll be back next semester for another internship. I'll meet more people and create more memories. So, it's not goodbye, just see you later.

 

For those who have followed my blog this semester, you get a car! And you get a car!  J/k, I'm not Oprah. But really, thank you for following my times here. If you have any questions about my experience or want to stay in touch, don't be afraid to email me at brownh17@hanover.edu. And if you're debating whether to do TWC, just do it. What do you have to lose? Nothing. What do you have to gain? Everything. xoxo


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